Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell U on 1981-05-16
flac16; 2 Nak 300 shotguns > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell XLIIS tape; Taped, Transferred Nak ZX7> CDR by Doug Mow; CDR> FLAC16, minor editing by Alex Ford
Subject: Great recording....great show.
Subject: Bigger Brother Barton Hall Show gets Glory, But
I too have listened to it on cassette for years. I came across the cassette today and went looking... I discovered this SUPERB recording by Doug Mow & Alex Ford.
Set 1 - Passenger, baby. I mean, sheeeee-yit. Jerry rips this thing to smithereens. Might be a new fave version of this old rocker for me.
Set 2 - the Spanish Jam sounds like it starts from a dead stop after St. - certainly an interesting way to go - they pummel the piss out of this thing. Stella = gorgeousity. Listen to Jer's solo.
Subject: First Shakedown with Ending
Well, what's let to be said that hasn't already been said? Well, having done the entire tour that May, I can add a 'nugget' here and there.
As noted, the Shakedown is one great one. Certainly one of the best I've ever heard.
What was surprising was the 'vocal reprise' at the end after the jam. It was totally spontaneous. The band never did it before that night and this was the fourth Shakedown of this tour. Out of the blue, Jerry walks up to the mic and started singing "Nothin' shakin' on Skakedown Street" as everybody, including the other band members, looked at him.
The Dead kept doing it that way the next 14 years.
Check out the first few notes after Saint ends. It's LA Woman.
Subject: Just gotta poke around
Subject: ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
Small venue, the whole joint was jumpin' to a great choice of tunes. Hot Stranger flows into FOTD then the "country western theme", some blues mixed into hot first set. Second set almost continual jams, band was tight - great line change -sweet Jane verse- in Truckin', beautiful Stella right into GDTRFB - from sublime to rockin', beautiful! Show wraps up with UJB sending all the children home with a SMILE!
This show was excellent BUT 9/26 show in Buffalo even hotter!!!
Subject: Underated Show
Subject: Frickin Shakedown
This Shakedown is certainly one to remember. Very easy and funky groove. Jerry is absolutely into it in every way, lot's of subtle emphasis at points along the way in his playing and his vocals.
Prefer the Nak source to the Senn source too. Something happens about 9:30 into it on the Senn source...more Weir on the Senn source, but the bottom end seems thicker to me on the Naks.
It all depends on your mood, I suppose, either way can't go wrong. Great show but for me Shakedown is just out there as few ever were. Outstanding!!
Subject: 2nd time around
Subject: Sorry, can't agree about the sound quality
Subject: Good, but previous night is better
Overall, a good first set. A nice groove on parts of Feel Like a Stranger. Sweet guitar work in Friend of the Devil. Despite Brent's cheesy keyboard setting, Big River has some of the old sparkle of the pre-1975 break. Althea always a pleasure from this era. Passenger is another highlight of the first set. Let it Grow cooks.
Shakedown Street breaks the momentum with repetition that gets tiresome at times, and runs out of ideas long before it ends. A little later, Spanish jam (from circa 1968) makes an unexpected appearance to spice things up. There's also an interesting jam out of space and a solid Truckin' with a smooth transition in to Nobody's Fault But Mine, which is instrumental-only but a nice jam. Jerry then delivers an expressive Stella Blue, both vocally and instrumentally—one of the highlights of the show. Clean, rockin', dancing, Going Down the Road and Saturday round out the second set.
Subject: Shakedown at is finest
Subject: Lost My Mind
Subject: Blast from the Past
Subject: a very hot shakedown indeed!!
Subject: more than words can tell...
Subject: Thanks for the heads up...
gdcdcovers.com Tons of great artwork to match the 5 star shows on this site.
Subject: Definate Upgrade
Subject: Cornell in May
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